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Cryptocurrency ETFs could soon be a reality now that regulators are actively studying them, SEC chair Jay Clayton says

Cryptocurrency exchange-traded-funds are being actively considered by US regulators, the Financial Times reported chairman Jay Clayton saying at a conference. The US Securities and Exchange Commission is working with other financial agencies to establish whose jurisdiction various crypto-products would fall under, he said. “Our door is wide open — if […]
Cryptocurrency ETFs could soon be a reality now that regulators are actively studying them, SEC chair Jay Clayton says
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An investment chief who crushed the market during the coronavirus crash says Trump’s positive test has him even more cautious on stocks — and shares his strategy for hedging

James McDonald, Hercules Investments founder and CEO, said President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test could “completely change the direction of the campaign,” and has added to his already cautious outlook on the stock market. The investor whose trading strategy led him to profit from the market’s volatility in March said he […]
An investment chief who crushed the market during the coronavirus crash says Trump’s positive test has him even more cautious on stocks — and shares his strategy for hedging
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First blank-check ETF begins trading as SPAC euphoria continues

Wall Street’s obsession with special-purpose acquisition vehicles can now be tracked through an exchange-traded fund. The Defiance Next Gen SPAC Derived ETF will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, the issuer said in a press release. The ETF will trade under the ticker SPAK and track […]
First blank-check ETF begins trading as SPAC euphoria continues
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ETFs and mutual funds can instantly diversify your portfolio, but they differ in how they’re traded, managed and taxed. Here’s what you should know.

ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and mutual funds offer cost-efficient ways to diversify, but they differ in how they’re taxed, traded, and managed. ETFs are typically passively managed and trade like stocks, with lower fees and minimums than mutual funds. Mutual funds are professionally managed investment portfolios that trade once a day […]
ETFs and mutual funds can instantly diversify your portfolio, but they differ in how they’re traded, managed and taxed. Here’s what you should know.
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Construction material stocks are surging on reports that President Trump’s administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that President Trump’s administration is eyeing a $US1 trillion infrastructure proposal. Shares of construction materials companies surged Tuesday, with some posting gains upward of 10%. The iShares US Infrastructure ETF jumped as much as 15% in early trading Tuesday, before paring some gains. It traded up […]
Construction material stocks are surging on reports that President Trump’s administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal
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Wall Street is raining on the red-hot blockchain ETF parade

Two recently launched blockchain exchange-traded funds are off to a scorching start. But not every market-watcher is convinced that the funds are a solid investment. Two blockchain exchange-traded funds that began trading this month are off to a scorching-hot start, but some market watchers are raining on the parade. Earlier […]
Wall Street is raining on the red-hot blockchain ETF parade
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ProShares and VanEck are withdrawing their requests for bitcoin ETFs

ProShares and VanEck both withdrew requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch bitcoin-linked exchange traded funds on Tuesday. Bitcoin ETFs have long been viewed as a natural next step in the maturation of the bitcoin market. Two financial services giants – ProShares and VanEck – are withdrawing requests […]
ProShares and VanEck are withdrawing their requests for bitcoin ETFs
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The 15 charts that defined the global economy in 2017

LONDON – For the financial markets and the global economy, 2017 has been a pretty good year. All the major fears about 2017 that dominated the latter stages of 2016 – a market crash in the event of a Trump presidency, a Brexit-triggered recession in the UK, and a collapse […]
The 15 charts that defined the global economy in 2017
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John Paulson Has A Gigantic Bet On Gold

Closely-followed billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson released his 13F regulatory filing yesterday afternoon revealing that his hedge fund increased its stake in gold in the second quarter. 
John Paulson Has A Gigantic Bet On Gold
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Three Ways To Invest In Nouriel Roubini’s ‘Perfect Storm’

[credit provider=”mccready on www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mccready/2428330864/”] Dr. Doom has diagnosed the global economy once again, except this time the symptoms are pointing to something far worse than many pessimists could have expected. Nouriel Roubini, perhaps best known for predicting the 2008 financial meltdown, recently outlined his forecast for 2013, which looks […]
Three Ways To Invest In Nouriel Roubini’s ‘Perfect Storm’
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What Mexico’s New President Means For EWW

[credit provider=”AP”] While most investors focus on the seemingly never-ending debt drama in the eurozone or the sluggish U.S. economic recovery, few are paying attention to Mexico, which has actually turned out to be a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy economic environment.Brazil has long been the talk of the town […]
What Mexico’s New President Means For EWW
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Last Week’s Gold Decline Could Be Just The Beginning

On February 29, 2012, gold futures prices had a big one-day selloff, dropping by more than $100/oz at one point intraday.  Normally a big drop in gold prices will send gold ETF investors heading for the sidelines, but there was nary a reaction to that big drop.
Last Week’s Gold Decline Could Be Just The Beginning
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Will PIMCO’s Total Return ETF Be A Gamechanger?

Bond fund giant PIMCO launched its highly anticipated Total Return ETF (TRXT) on Thursday, bringing to market an exchange-traded version of the mutual fund that has accumulated about $250 billion in assets since its debut in the 1980s. The new ETF is the most eagerly anticipated product launch of the […]
Will PIMCO’s Total Return ETF Be A Gamechanger?
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Wanted: People Who Know How To Value An ETF

Business Insider was at Bloomberg Link’s Portfolio Manager Mash-Up Conference today and our ears perked up when panelists mentioned something that they would probably need analysts to be able to to do in the future.
Wanted: People Who Know How To Value An ETF
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